Each doctor received what amounted to barrels for storing water for sanitary purposes. By doing a lot of surgeries, doctors gained a lot of experience not only in dealing with war wounds, but also in their knowledge about the vertebrae, spine, and head. While men were in battle, women filled the need for bodies in the hospitals. It is estimated that 3200 women served as nurses. They risked their lives leaving home to work in the cesspools of infection.
If forced to live a “normal” life, he believes he would put everyone (coworkers and family alike) in harm's way. Soldiers and vets try to find other ways of coping with war memories in order to better fit into “normal” life. Often these coping mechanisms are unhealthy or detrimental to the veterans’ recovery process: “Pain makes the nightmares go away. There's not enough pills or booze to make the nightmares go away, but….If I get hurt bad it helps the nightmares go away faster" (Shay 9). Many veterans would resort to violence or illegal substances to try and distract them from the reality of not being able to fit in like they used to.
A medic usually will follow or go alongside with the troops to assist the soldiers. This means that the medic will be in the middle of the fighting, assisting with any injuries. My personality says that I am between being an extrovert and an introvert. I believe that this helps to show that I am a math for this career because you want someone who is willing to socialize with others, such as patients, but also doesn’t have to be the center of attention. As a combat medic you have to be able to trust your gut and sense things, and that’s
Gary Paulsen successfully showcased the causes, symptoms, and treatments of PTSD in his short story Stop the Sun. Terry Erickson’s father was in the Vietnam War. He not only witnessed but also experienced many traumatic experiences and loses. Terry’s father was the only soldier to live out of 54 other men. There are a lot of causes for PTSD but the most common cause is being a soldier from war.
The present study demonstrated the effectiveness of pre-deployment measures in predicting homesickness during deployment” (Niziurski). This study showed that the effect homesickness had on those deployed in the military not only affected them mentally, but it also affected their physical performance in war. The long term effects of homesickness are one of the major downsides to being a soldier, but a positive long term effect is the friendships that were
If Antinous was still alive the suiter’s would have not treated Odysseus like a king, they would’ve treated him poorly with Antinous. Altogether, treatment of Odysseus shows that after they come home people will treat the person differently than they did before and they will not have the honor or loyalty to that specific person. Many years later some veterans are not able to recover from the war and traumatic memories, even after treatment. In this article, four veterans share their story about what triggered their PTSD and what they do for treatment. Mercer, Wiry, Leban, and Graves all have something in common, they all suffer from the disease, PTSD and they all tried to seek some form of treatment.
My Grandpa inspired me to think more about veterans on Veterans Day because of what he has been through and what he did for the family. He was a South Vietnamese soldier during the Vietnam War and worked along with the American soldiers there. After the Vietnam war ended in 1975, things started becoming miserable for people like him in South Vietnam, so he escaped from Vietnam by boat and went to the United States. He left when my Dad, uncle, and aunt were babies. Fifteen years later, he sponsored my grandma, Dad, uncle, and aunt to come and live in the United States with him.
He gave his time and dedication into saving people and making sure the people he oversaw were also safe. My long term goal in life is to be a Forensic Pathologist and my “short” term goals are to graduate with a major in biology with a minor in chemistry and then go to medical school. My father being in the military has affected my long term career goal because I saw how rewarding it was for him to help people in a time of need. I want to do the same thing but as a doctor, I want to help give peace to people who are in pain and in need of answers. If I wasn’t around someone who worked saving people’s lives I don’t think that I would want to pursue a career in which I would be helping many people come to accept what has happened to a loved
Doctors often times became victims of the newspaper, and many people thought that doctors amputated more than actually saved lives. During the war, more than 30,000 amputations were done to try and save soldiers lives. Often times when there was a choice in what to do to save a soldier's life, an amputation was needed, but many doctors second-guessed themselves which contributed to less amputations then there could’ve been. In the year of 1864, a big break in surgery came when anesthesia came around. This allowed doctors and surgeons to operate easier but not many surgeries were actually performed.
(The Things They Carried). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder affects not only veterans themselves, but their families. In a study called The National Vietnam Veterans Readjustment Study (NVVRS), “Veterans with higher levels of war-related trauma and posttraumatic symptomatology had poorer family functioning and greater domestic violence than those without trauma. The simple, hard truth is that some soldiers just can’t mentally return from the